Remutaka Hill closed Sunday night, 14 August, for planned roadworks


Road users in Wellington and Wairarapa should consider alternative routes and be prepared for delays with State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill to be closed this Sunday night, 14 August.

The overnight closure, from 9 pm to 4 am, is part of a series of planned closures between August 2022 and July 2023. This is to allow essential maintenance and slip prevention work to be carried out.

These closures significantly reduce the number of daytime disruptions for road users. Road crews can also complete a large amount of work safely over a small number of closures because multiple crews can work across the hill at the same time without disrupting traffic.

Waka Kotahi understands the closure may inconvenience some road users. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding as we carry out this essential work.

Regular users of this route are encouraged to stay up to date on upcoming closures. While these dates are fixed, bad weather may cause work to be cancelled. A full list of planned closures is in the table below:

Scheduled Remutaka Hill State Highway 2 Closures 2022–2023 


Start 9pm

Finish 4am


Sunday 14 August 2022

Monday 15 August 2022


Sunday 4 September 2022

Friday 9 September 2022


Sunday 9 October 2022

Monday 10 October 2022


Sunday 6 November 2022

Friday 11 November 2022


Sunday 8 January 2023

Monday 9 January 2023


Sunday 26 February 2023

Friday 3 March 2023


Sunday 9 April 2023

Monday 10 April 2023


Sunday 14 May 2023

*Sunday 21 May 2023

Friday 19 May 2023

Friday 26 May 2023


Sunday 11 June 2023

Monday 12 June 2023

* Contingency – additional block of closures included in case a special resilience project is required.

You can also find out more about other planned roadworks in the Wellington/Wairarapa region on our website.

Wellington/Wairarapa Roadworks(external link)